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Work: Symphony no. 7 in C major, "Leningrad" Op.60

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ComposerShostakovich, Dmitri (1906-1975)
Period20th century
Year1941
Work typeOrchestral
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PragueVelvet Revolution Concerts

© Petra Hajska
Kabeláč, Shostakovich
Czech Philharmonic; Semyon Bychkov

BarcelonaHong Kong Philharmonic: Shostakovich "Leningrad"

© Sophie Zahl
Ravel, Shostakovich
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden; Khatia Buniatishvili

AmsterdamJaap van Zweden conducts Shostakovich' Symphony No. 7

© Eduardus Lee
Mozart, Shostakovich
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden; Khatia Buniatishvili

ValenciaPablo Heras-Casado

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Shostakovich: Symphony no. 7 in C major, "Leningrad" Op.60
Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana; Pablo Heras-Casado

ParisEdgar Moreau & Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Varga, Schumann, Shostakovich
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop; Edgar Moreau
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Game of two halves: Buniatishvili, Noseda and the LSO

Khatia Buniatishvili © Julia Wesely
Buniatishvili 4 – Tchaikovsky 2 at the interval, but Dmitri Dmitrievich comes off the bench after half time to level for the Russians in Leningrad.
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“Leningrad” at the Manchester International Festival

Jonathon Heyward © Jeremy Ayres Fischer
Jonathon Heyward steps in for Sir Mark Elder to conduct The Hallé in Shostakovich's Leningrad.
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Russians invade the Philharmonia, led by Matsuev and Kochanovsky

Stanislav Kochanovsky © Marco Borggreve
Kochanovsky has been making waves around Europe and beyond, and we now heard just why.
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Nature versus humanity with the Ulster Orchestra

Rafael Payare © BGE Rafael Payare
Reaching the climax of his exploration of Shostakovich’s “war symphonies”, Rafael Payare and the Ulster Orchestra pit Strauss’ epic tone-poem against the colossal “Leningrad” Symphony.
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Atlanta Symphony Hall: Shostakovich shock and awe

Johannes Moser © Sarah Wijzenbeek
The Atlanta Symphony and Conductor Robert Spano pay tribute to one American and one Russian composer, beloved for their reflections on their homelands. 
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